He was checked by Warriors staff on the bench for several minutes before leaving the floor for the locker room shortly before the finish of the game, which gave the Warriors a 3-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.
Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors grabs his ankle after Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs stole the ball from him at AT&T Center on April 19, 2018 in San Antonio. With Stephen Curry missing the first-round series with a Grade 2 MCL sprain to his left knee suffered in March, Durant has stepped up to be the Warriors' main outlet and is averaging 27.3 points, 8 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game.
Shaun Livingston/Andre Iguodala: The Warriors count on players such as Livingston and Iguodala to perform well in the playoffs.
"It was very tough sad day, and tough to play basketball tonight", said Parker.
"We mourn the loss of Erin", Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a team statement.
Popovich met his wife at the Air Force Academy in the 1970s when he was an assistant coach for the Falcons.
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James calls him a "mastermind of the game" and has said he'd consider playing for the U.S. under Popovich at the 2020 Tokyo Games after skipping the Rio Olympics.
LaMarcus Aldridge led San Antonio with 18 points and 10 rebounds. His size, length and intelligence on the defensive end discouraged a lot of drives and prevented a lot of shots. When the longtime broadcaster returned to his TNT job in 2015 after treatment for the leukemia that ultimately took his life, Popovich granted an interview if for no other reason than to welcome Sager back. Dejounte Murray had nine points and four assists in 16 minutes.
The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday. "Both sprained ankles. I think they'll be alright".
"Erin was sort of the balance that Pop needed", Kerr said.
But during the post-match press conference, the former Oklahoma City man reassured fans he would be set to go again on Sunday.
The decision comes a day after the Spurs announced Popovich's wife, Erin, had died at the age of 67.
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